changing water keel

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changing water keel

Postby the old man » Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:48 pm

Has anyone ever change water keel decys over to wieghted keel? I have a bunch of Mallard water keel decoys that I'm changing over to blue bills. I was thinking about putting cement inside the keel. Thanks [size=18][/size]
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Postby chrispbrown27 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:35 pm

I never done it but all you have to do is put some sand in there and seal it up with a glue gun. I'm actually thinking of heading the other way. I've got some weighted keels I'm thinking of cutting off on the ends and making them water keels.
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Postby greenster » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:28 pm

I have done so, What I did was put in a piece of cardboard about 1/4 in both sides and added one on those flexible weights all balled up in both ends leaving no weight in middle and silicone it tight work great even better than those I bought a little heavy though so next time ill add half the weight in both ends.
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Postby jmike » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:04 pm

go buy a roll or two of pencil lead ..you knoe the kind you can crimp on to fishing line, slide it through bend the ends and off u go , best part is if you neeed to pack in somewere you can pull it out and your bak to water keels.....works for me ......jmike
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Postby Admin2 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:35 am

Caulk one end and let dry over night, and next day add sand and caulk the open end.


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